Karachi: Test captain Azhar Ali (Azhar Ali) of the Pakistan cricket team can be removed from the post before the New Zealand Tour and in place of limited overs captain Babar Azam or Mohammad Rizwan. Can be assigned.
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Azhar has just played 81 Test matches and is the most experienced player in the team. According to sources, an influential person of the cricket committee wants to remove him from the post, while the PCB chairman and CEO has also said to consider keeping Azhar as the captain.
Azhar was appointed Test captain in October last year replacing Sarfaraz Ahmed. In these 12 months, Pakistan lost 2 Test matches to Australia. He won the Sri Lanka and Bangladesh home series but suffered a 0–1 defeat in the 3 Test series in England tour.
According to sources, wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan is a strong contender to replace Azhar. PCB CEO Wasim Khan has said that a meeting will be held on November 11 to decide on Azhar’s future. There will also be discussion on the appointment of the new Chief Selector as the head coach Misbah-ul-Haq has left this post.